Reminder about equitable charges

Reminder about equitable charges

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A signed legal aid application form assists in supporting good practice.

Signed aid application forms also provide the opportunity for you to advise your client about the standard conditions of a grant and any special conditions which may be imposed for that client, such as a contribution or equitable charge.

If you have an equitable charge condition imposed relating to your client’s grant of assistance, we need:

  • the original equitable charge document, signed and dated by the client (we cannot lodge a caveat with a scanned or faxed copy)
  • a current Register Search Statement (Title Search), preferably less than two months old, and
  • a current mortgage statement.

No accounts can be paid until we receive the correct documents.

More information

For further information, please contact the Assignments Criminal Law team on (03) 9606 5351 or email

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